- acura has announced that the 2021 tlx type s's turbocharged 3.0-liter v-6 will produce 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque.
- acura's sh-awd system and a 10-speed automatic transmission are standard on all type s models.
- the tlx type s is slated to arrive in dealers in spring 2021.
the 2021 acura tlx looks great, and with it comes a new type s model powered by a turbocharged v-6 that should make enthusiasts grin. but there was one looming question when the new sedan was unveiled: how much power will the new six make? the type s is set to arrive this spring, and acura has finally announced that it produces 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque.
that amount of power puts the tlx type s right between the audi s4, which makes 349 horsepower from a turbocharged 3.0-liter v-6, and the bmw m340i, which is powered by a 382-hp turbocharged inline-six. the type s's 355 ponies will be sent to all four wheels through acura's sh-awd system and a 10-speed automatic transmission. sadly, there's no manual option. don't get too upset, though, because acura assures us that the type s badge will adorn other performance-oriented acuras in the future.
adaptive dampers are standard on the type s and optional on the regular tlx, which is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four making 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. the type s gets 20-inch wheels wrapped in 255/35 all-season tires, and a summer performance tire will be optional.
we'll have to wait until early next year to experience the tlx type s's 355 ponies, as type s models will arrive at dealers starting in the spring of 2021 (the base model will go on sale this fall). pricing is expected to start around $35,000 for the standard tlx and around $45,000 for the type s.